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The design team worked with the clients to produce a major renovation that included intense structural modifications and a completely new floor plan. The biggest goal was to allow the family of five to grow in this home. The clients have three small children and love hosting large gatherings, so making the home as functional as possible was critical. The team wanted to ensure that the design would have a lasting impression without being trendy and would allow in as much natural light as possible.

One challenge involved major structural work, which resulted in moving a three-story masonry fireplace and staircase. Another was adding enough second-level bedrooms for the family.

They spent months designing new floor plans to give the clients an open, large kitchen, pantry, main living area and dining room. It can accommodate more than 20 people while still being cozy enough for the immediate family. They also created a new primary suite with separate access, a home gym on the main floor, additional bedrooms on the second floor and a private home office.

To make the home timeless, the design team used white oak custom cabinets, beams, marble countertops and stunning fixtures and finishes throughout. Windows and doors were relocated to let in the most amount of natural light. They added fun pops of color and tile for the kids’ bathroom, while keeping it extremely functional with integrated pull-out step stools into the vanity to allow them to grow with the home.

Architect/Designer/ Contractor

Cicada Co.

Photos by

Shanley Cox


Engineer: Stand Structural Engineering  Antiques: Cicada Co.  Cabinets: Halverson Carpentry  Countertops: Kenny’s Tile and Floor Covering  Flooring: Totta Hardwoods Hardware: Emtek, Rejuvenation  Plumbing Fixtures: Brizo  Lighting Fixtures: Tech Lighting, Restoration Hardware, Rejuvenation  Windows: Andersen

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